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Why Modi-Jinping talks should also focus on CoK - China-occupied Kashmir

Sep 14, 2014

Why Modi-Jinping talks should also focus on CoK - China-occupied Kashmir

Some 19 percent of the territory of Jammu and Kashmir is under Chinese occupation. Modi will have to bring these into the broader discussions when Xi Jinping comes. #diplomacy #The Neighbourhood #Modi #Xi Jinping #Border dispute #India-China Talks #Pak-Occupied Kashmir #China-Occupied Kashmir
It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Aug 20, 2014

It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Pakistan's creation as an ideological state based on religion and in opposition to India makes it a genetically defective nation-state, as on Pakistani journalist notes. Our strategy needs to deal with this reality, not the romance of peace. #HowThisWorks #Terrorism #The Neighbourhood #Zia-ul-Haq #Muhammad Iqbal #India-Pakistan Ties #islamic-state #Religion as Ideology
Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

Jun 30, 2014

Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

The home ministry is giving NPR primacy over Nandan Nilekani's Aadhaar. Actually, Rajnath Singh should use both, and the objective should be to identify illegal immigrants, but not throw them out. #Rajnath Singh #Nandan Nilekani #Unique ID #The Neighbourhood #NPR #Nepalese #Bangladeshi Illegal Immigrants
Welcome mat for Sharif is ok, but we shouldn't let our guard down

May 24, 2014

Welcome mat for Sharif is ok, but we shouldn't let our guard down

India should adopt a policy of always being ready to talk with Pakistan, but must never lower its guard or presume that Pakistan will abandon its terror groups. #Sri Lanka #Bangladesh #diplomacy #India-China #The Neighbourhood #India-Pak Ties #Nawaj Sharif #Narendra Modi Inauguration
China needs a U-turn, India only a nudge on the road to reform

Jan 06, 2014

China needs a U-turn, India only a nudge on the road to reform

In many ways, India is farther down the road to reform than China. But China tends to be more decisive when it decides to makes changes while we blunder along #Chindia #Deng Xiaoping #The Neighbourhood #Xi Jinping #India-China Reforms

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Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

Feb 07, 2012

Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

The murder of Zamur Domki and her daughter Jaana on 31 January shows that Pak agencies are now assassinating Baloch nationalists and their kin. #ISI #Pak army #The Neighbourhood #Balochistan #NotJobsButPassion
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Dec 26, 2011

Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Contrary to Indian perceptions, the army is the only truly loved institution in Pakistan. Despite its crimes, it trumps the politicians hands down. #Pervez Musharraf #To The Contrary #The Neighbourhood #Pakistani army #Pew Poll

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Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Aug 31, 2014

Israel calls for Arab countries to work togerther to disarm Hamas militants and rebuild Gaza

Palestinians sit inside their destroyed house after returning home in the Tufah neighbourhood in eastern Gaza City on August 31, 2014... #Israel #Hamas #Gaza City
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Sep 11, 2014

Paris police commissioner attacked while trying to stop bracelet scammers from targeting tourists

Police Commissioner Bernard Boucault, the city’s head of public safety and their chauffeur were physically attacked by the crooks when they visited the neighbourhood of Montmartre... #Israel #Hamas #Gaza City
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Sep 07, 2014

Palestinians riot in Jerusalem pelting passing cars with rocks, petrol bombs and flares after youth from their neighbourhood died following clash with Israeli police

Protesters in the neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz threw rocks, petrol bombs and flares at cars, and riot officers responded with rubber bullets in clashes that lasted for several hours... #Israel #Hamas #Gaza City